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Description - Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus by Nicholas Albanese

Do you want to learn Italian slang? No need to sudare sette camicie.* Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus makes it easy! Add spark to your everyday casual conversation by learning how to use Italian slang and expressions appropriately. Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus gets you talking like you're cool without getting you into hot water! Frustrated by Italian slang? No need to calare le brache (lit., pull down one's pants--surrender), chiudere bottega (lit. to close up shop--to give up), or perdere le staffe (lit., to lose the stirrups--lose one's temper). With this book, you can trovare l'America (lit., discover America--find happiness). Inside you will find just the right expression you are looking for instantly. And whimsical illustrations get the message across with laugh-out-loud humor.Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus is a cinch to use for quick reference or browsing, featuring: More than 2,500 current terms and expressions A--Z thematic arrangement in 34 English themes and 158 subcategories Literal meanings, example sentences for context, and entertaining exercises to develop active vocabulary Helpful illustrations of 12 typical Italian gestures Italian-English dictionary/index that cross-references all 2,500 terms and expressions included in the thesaurus Worried you'll be called un cervello di gallina (lit. , hen's brain--not too smart)? Whether you're a student, tourist, or business traveler, whatever the topic of your conversation--be it art, health, sex, or work--Streetwise Italian Dictionary/Thesaurus will have you comfortable using slang and talking like you're "with it" in no time at all. * (lit., sweat seven shirts--work really hard).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071430708
ISBN-10: 0071430709
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nicholas Albanese

Nicholas Albanese, Giovanni Spani, Philip Balma, and Ermano Conti (Bloomington, IN) are experienced educators in the area of Italian studies.